son-x is a leading edge technology and component supplier in the field of ultra precision machining. The technology developed and commercialized by son-x enables direct machining of steel with single crystal diamond tools. A consistent surface quality of Ra=3nm and a form accuracy of 150 nm can be achieved.
Main applications are optical mould inserts for injection moulding of: Automotive LED head lights, LED illumination optics, Camera lenses, Sensor lenses
Benefits of the technology: Direct diamond machining of steel; No nickel plating; Faster manufacturing, Less costs
Benefits of the Mould Inserts: Monolithic stainless steel inserts (no coating); Longer insert life; Faster manufacturing; Scratch resistant inserts; Quick repairing
On the Photonics West the second generation equipment “UTS2” with a unique frequency of 100 kHz is presented. Several mould insert examples are displayed.
son-x has two business fields:
With our long term experience in ultra precision technology and our sophisticated equipment we offer contract based manufacturing of optical components. Our main applications are:
Mirrors and optical steel mould inserts
son-x can manufacture optical mould inserts directly in steel with ultra precise accuracy. Furthermore we produce special purpose custom mirrors up to a size of 1000 mm in diameter.
UTS2 - Ultrasonic Tooling System
This UTS2 Ultrasonic Tooling System allows direct diamond turning of stainless steel for optical applications. For more information please contact us.
Phone: +49 2418 90412
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